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14415058   Fusilier Alexander (Sandy) Jeffers
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/10/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 03/11/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Fusilier Alexander (Sandy) Jeffers was the son of Alexander & Annie Jeffers, Coagh, Co. Tyrone. He was killed on 3rd November 1943, aged 19, during the Battalion assault on the town of San Salvo, west of the River Trigno. The battalion lost 2 officers who were killed and 3 were wounded, with 15 other ranks killed (including Sandy Jeffers) and 45 wounded.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sangro River War Cemetery
  Sangro, Chieti, 17
Grave Ref: Grave 8-E-6
CWGC Casualty 2375348
The Sangro River War Cemetery lies in the Contrada Sentinelle in the Commune of Torino di Sangro, Province of Chieti. Take the autostrada A14 (the road that runs from Taranto in the south to Ancona in the north) and exit at Val di Sangro. After approximately 2.5 kilometres from the exit turn right onto the SS16, Pescara to Vasto road, for nearly 2 kilometres. There is then a sharp right turn up to cemetery. If you come from the station, take a taxi from Torino di Sangro station, otherwise follow the road signs to SS16 (see direction), turn right at the crossroad and continue following the signs. The station is about 7 kilometres from the cemetery. Cemetery address: Contrada Sentinelle s.n. - 66020 Torino di Sangro (CH) Abruzzo.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WWII Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 353
References and Links
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1 BBC - WW2 People's War Account of the Battle of San Salvo
2 Photo of Fusilier Alexander Jeffers' grave
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier Alexander Jeffers' grave can be purchased here
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